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08 February 2012

Circle of Geese

I've been a long time admirer of foundation piecing, but never tried it - that is, until yesterday.

I had Sarah Fielke's book, a paper pattern, a tonne of scraps and You Tube. I was set!

I watched a few videos to start with (there are soooooo many available). Then I got to it. It wasn't too hard, just fiddly. My seam ripper had a major work out too.

I sat watching The Proposal (love Ryan Reynolds), last night with my tweezers, picking out the little bits of paper.

Before I knew it all the paper was out.

I've now basted it, ready for some hand quilting.

I admit the scraps I've used aren't very pretty, but hey, for a first attempt, I'm pleased.

I'll post a better picture when it's all quilted and bound. Perhaps I'll even manage a day light photo with my real camera. The iPhone at around 11pm isn't the greatest.

Have you foundation pieced before? Do you enjoy it?

23 comments:

  1. the circle looks great..........i've got foundation piecing on my list to do list for this year.........

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  2. Great job. No I haven't tried it yet. It is on my list for this year.

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  3. Looks good and it is also on my to do list for this year

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  4. I love foundation piecing and I really NEED to try this block. So cool!

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  5. The circle is so pretty! I love your color choices.
    I have done foundation piecing and enjoy it every time I do it. I keep telling myself that I will do an entire quilt with it, but haven't yet.

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  6. I love that block... on my list.... I have done only a little foundation piecing... just little things...
    Hugz

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  7. I love your flying geese. I finally gave foundation piecing a try about 2 weeks ago and I really love how precise the blocks turn out. I'm definitely a convert and hope to do a lot more paper piecing soon. Not the whole quilt, though. That would definitely kill me. I can only take it in small dozes.

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  8. isn't it fun?? I did 7 geese in a ring for a swap.
    just finished a different quilt top that was sort of a kaleidoscope block, all foundation pieced- designed in EQ. it's a small quilt so only 16 blocks
    I love it, just had to remember to do tiny stitches then the paper comes right off.
    I have another flower quilt where every other block is foundation pieced and I did not stitch with a small stitch, the paper is taking forever to remove....

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  9. It looks fab, A! You should be really pleased with it! Hand quilting will be lovely too. D x

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  10. I love foundation piecing! It satisfies my obsession for perfect points, and it's also a great way to assure that all your finished blocks will be the same size.

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  11. You know, paper piecing is a technique I have even taught, but I haven't done it for quite awhile. I think I have become overwhelmed by all the stunningly detailed blocks out there. I must get back to it, because it is fun. Thanks for the reminder and for asking the question. Hugs!

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  12. I love your block and the colours...is foundation piecing the same as paper piecing? This probably is a very stupid question..lol
    If so; I have done it once...I don't mind it, but find it tedious...nice points though

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  13. I think it looks great - happy and colourful.

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  14. Your block looks great!!! I love foundation piecing.
    my favourite is New York Beauty....

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  15. I cannot believe that is your first attempt. It is beautiful. Well Done and amazing effort. I have yet to try paper piecing, it looks too fiddly and complicated for me.

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  16. Your block looks great. I do enjoy f/piecing .It gives the blocks nice crispness.

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  17. great block. I made "Nearly Insane" quilt ( 6.5 in squares , 96 in total) using foundation piecing. The only way I could do the small blocks. Good fun though and I LOVE the quilt

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  18. I love foundation piecing!
    I guess the worst part is pulling off the paper, sometimes it is easier to do parts of it as you sew the block together.

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  19. I've never tried foundation piecing but I'm thinking of giving it a try. Love your circle of geese...TFS!
    ~Terry~

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  20. I did the circle of geese block for my first paper piecing, too! Isn't it fun? I really really liked it. One thing...Before I did the blocks, I ran all the pieces through my sewing machine set with the stitches down to 1.6 so the holes were close together, and sewed over every line. It took a little longer, but not nearly as long as picking paper out with a tweezers would have, lol. I was able to just pull it away from the seams with no pieces left behind. Try it next time :)

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  21. It looks amazing - you should be so proud of yourself!! (I'm set to watch youtube to learn how to applique sometime this week). I'd like to try foundation piecing also. Happy Stitching, Susie

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  22. Love that block! (Oh, Love The Proposal, too!!!)

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  23. I love the accuracy of foundation pieceing. It can be addictive :)

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